Model School (SSA)

Model School Scheme

The State of Jharkhand is currently undergoing large-scale renewal and changes in the area of education. It would not be out of place to emphasize that the state is committed to 'Education For All' and has given top priority to development of human resources. The State Govt. has already initiated several measures' for universalization of Primary and Secondary education, increase in enrolment and retention of students in school, improvement of educational infrastructure at the secondary level and bringing about academic reforms in the field of higher education. As regards the present educational infrastructure, the state has an extensive network of Government and Government aided educational institution.

In continuation of the above and in view of the recommendations of the two CABE Committees on “Universalization of Secondary Education” and “Girls’ Education & Common School System” to adopt Kendriya Vidyalaya norms in expansion of school system, 3500 Model Schools are to be established in Educationally Backward Blocks (EBB) under the management and supervision of State Governments. Accordingly the State Government of Jharkhand is all set to establish Model Schools in all 203 EBBs of the state. Each such school will set standards of excellence for other schools in the area and will have status of special Schools. So far, 89 Model Schools in the State have been established as approved in 2010-11 & 2011-12 out of 203. Selection of students has been made through independent selection test.

The main objectives of the scheme are

  • To have at least one good quality senior secondary school in every block.
  • To have a pace setting role for these schools.
  • To try out innovative curriculum and pedagogy.
  • To be a model in infrastructure, curriculum, evaluation and school governance.

EBB Blocks in Jharkhand

Sl No District No of EBB Blocks
1 Garhwa 14
2 Palamu 12
3 Latehar 6
4 Chatra 10
5 Hazaribag 10
6 Ramgarh 4
7 Kodarma 4
8 Giridih 12
9 Deoghar 8
10 Godda 8
11 Sahibganj 9
12 Pakur 6
Sl No. District No of EBB Blocks
13 Dumka 10
14 Jamtara 4
15 Dhanabad 6
16 Bokaro 8
17 Ranchi 13
18 Khunti 5
19 Lohardaga 5
20 Gumla 10
21 Simdega 7
22 Pashchimi Singhbhum 17
23 Saraikela Kharsawan 6
24 Purbi Singhbhum 9

Progress made so far

  • Model School proposed in all the 203 EBBs.
  • GOI has sanctioned 89 out of the proposed Model Schools.
  • All sanctioned 89 model schools have been made functional.
  • Selection of student has been made through independent selection test.
  • 4,703 students enrolled in class VI, VII & VIII.
  • Model Design and Estimate prepared as per guideline of GOI.
  • Design and estimate approved by GOI.
  • Administrative approval for construction of 89 Model School obtained from EC.

Admission Procedure in Model Schools:

  • Selection procedures of students for admission has been made through competitive examination.
  • Competitive examination has been organized by Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC).
  • 40 students are being enrolled in class VI.

Construction of Model Schools:

  • Presently 89 Model schools are running in temporary arrangement.
  • Administrative approval is granted by State Cabinet.
  • Engineering cell of the Department shall finalized the tender process of Model Schools.